Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Image Thread

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A few more from the E-M1 Mark II. I foolishly returned it for a Z5. Z5 is now gone and I'll be getting another 20MP E-M1 soon (using an E-M5II right now)

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12-40 Pro for the first two, last one was an old ZD ED 40-150 f4-5.6 on the Panasonic 4/3rds adapter.
May I ask why you did not like the Nikon Z5? The specs look like it would be a good astro/landscape type camera. Just curious.
 

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May I ask why you did not like the Nikon Z5? The specs look like it would be a good astro/landscape type camera. Just curious.

It's an absolutely superb camera. I actually thoroughly enjoyed owning and shooting with it. I recommend it highly.

But I liked the E-M1 II even better, and found myself generally preferring to use even the lowly E-M5II over the Z5.

The two main reasons for this were:

1. The better LCD setup. I shoot a lot of low-angle and portrait format work and the flip/twist LCD is wildly better than the single-axis tilt on the Z5, even though the LCD on the Z5 is better and the touch implementation is significantly better (aside from focus point selection, but the Z5 has a joystick). Single-axis tilt should not be on any serious camera today.

2. The 12-40. It's small, sharp, insanely good close focus. Nothing in the Z system can compare in terms of size or MFD. The 24-70's are on par optically, but even the small 24-70 f4 S is noticeably larger & heavier than the 12-40 and significantly inferior in MFD. The Z 24-50 is a decent little lens but the MFD is very limiting, it's not sealed and the handling frankly sucks, plus while small comparatively, it's massive compared to the 14-42EZ or 12-32

The EVF on the Z5 is amazing and the ergonomics are excellent. But it's big & porky (a tradeoff for the ergonomics and the huge mount). AF performance is between the E-M1II and E-M5II, but closer to the E-M1II in general.

However it also lacks ProCapture, High-res of any sort, in-camera HDR & Focus stacking (it has focus stacking, but that's what Oly calls Focus Bracketing). Nikon is definitely not anything close to a leader in computational photography. And the IBIS, while better than Sony, is not on par with Oly or Canon's IBIS, there's basically no SyncIS (Combining VR+IBIS gets you 5 axis VR, but no additional handholding capability)
 

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The EVF on the Z5 is amazing and the ergonomics are excellent. But it's big & porky (a tradeoff for the ergonomics and the huge mount). AF performance is between the E-M1II and E-M5II, but closer to the E-M1II in general.
I agree that the EVF resolution on the Z series is really nice, but they're all stuck at 60Hz refresh rate, which means that in bright light, you can sometimes see some flickering which I found a bit offputting (this is still true of the Z6 ii and Z7 ii).
 

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I agree that the EVF resolution on the Z series is really nice, but they're all stuck at 60Hz refresh rate, which means that in bright light, you can sometimes see some flickering which I found a bit offputting (this is still true of the Z6 ii and Z7 ii).
It’s not just the resolution, it’s the underlying processing.

I found the Z5 EVF unusually OVF-like in terms of how it displays, it’s by far the most transparent EVF I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a LOT of EVF’s over the years, my ex-camera list is a tad ridiculous).

I didn’t ever notice flickering, which is something I can’t say for many other systems (Fuji is the exception there)
 

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I didn’t ever notice flickering, which is something I can’t say for many other systems (Fuji is the exception there)
I did see some flickering from time to time (only in bright light), but as you say, the other attributes of the Nikon EVFs are very good. At the time, I was comparing the EVF to the Fuji EVFs (X-H1 at the time) which I never had any flicker issues with.
 
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Bought the 12 - 100 f4 lens, and possibly these ought to go there: noticed the 72mm filter size and brought out a ND 500 and CPL to do some long overdue long exposure. Had quite forgotten how to do bulb, in fact never learned on my Olympus kit, so aperture value and timer shutter release. More research needed, as i do have a remote shutter control.

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CameraOlympus E-M1MarkII
LensOLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8
Focal Length150.0 mm (300mm in 35mm)
Aperturef/3.2
Exposure Time0.00313s (1/320)
ISO200
Date Taken2021-07-16 11:06:26
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He didn't hang around long,
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I'm posting this not because it's an excellent image.
It's not.

I'm posting because the auto focus on my new E-M1 Mark ll is pretty impressive.

This was shot through a screen window, into a complicated scene in low early morning light.
Hand holding a 40-150

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CameraOlympus E-M1MarkII
LensOLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8
Focal Length150.0 mm (300.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time0.004s (1/250)
ISO6400
Date Taken2021-07-17 06:25:00
Date Modified2021-07-17 06:25:00
 

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Not sure where to put these - TT artisans 35mm f/1.4. Probably at f/5.6.
 

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